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  • WASHINGTON, D.C./ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 22- Todd Park, President Barack Obama's chief technology officer who played a role in fixing the flawed Healthcare.gov website, is moving to a new job recruiting top Silicon Valley talent to government, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.

  • Aug 22- Amazon Inc is planning to develop its own software for placing advertisements online, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Todd Park, a successful tech entrepreneur who became a top adviser to President Barack Obama, will move to the West Coast at the end of the month as part of a White House team, the source said on condition of anonymity because it has not been made public.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 22- Genentech Inc is on the hunt for partnerships and investment opportunities in medical-technology startups, Chief Executive Officer Ian Clark told Reuters, underscoring the industry's growing interest in digital healthcare.

  • Todd Park, a successful tech entrepreneur who became a top adviser to President Barack Obama, will move to the West Coast at the end of the month as part of a White House team, the source said on condition of anonymity because it has not been made public.

  • WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug 22- The U.S. chief technology officer who oversaw the troubled rollout of Healthcare.gov is stepping down and moving into a new role recruiting top Silicon Valley talent into government, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.

  • Google wins victory in row with German publishers Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Aug 22- A German regulator handed Google Inc a victory on Friday as it said it would not pursue a complaint brought against the internet search engine operator by a group of publishers for giving users access to their news articles.

  • Wall Street digs deeper to keep best and brightest Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Banks fear competition for top talent from tech companies that can offer similarly high pay combined with luxurious benefits. The NYT reports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 21- U.S video game service Ouya is turning to Asia to capture the growth that has eluded the startup on its own home turf. Xiaomi, which in three years became China's top smartphone seller ahead of Apple Inc and Samsung, harbors ambitions beyond mobile gadgets.

  • Flappy Bird creator's new game shoots up charts Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:33 PM ET
    Screen image of Swing Copters

    The Vietnamese developer behind the viral hit has a new hit game in stores—and it might be even more addictive than his first.

  • Verizon: No plans for another app store Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 5:17 PM ET
    Customers enter a Verizon Wireless store in New York.

    Verizon denied a report that said the company planned to launch a mobile software store that could be an alternative market leaders Apple and Google.

  • UPDATE 1-Verizon denies it plans to open new app store Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 20- Verizon Communications Inc denied a report on Wednesday it was in talks with carriers and hardware manufacturers to open a new mobile software store. "We have no plans to do that," Verizon spokeswoman Debra Lewis said. Done that, "she added, referring to Verizon's Apps, a mobile software store the company shut down last year.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- Verizon Communications Inc is planning to launch a mobile software store that could present a third alternative in a market long-dominated by Apple Inc and Google Inc, according to The Information, an industry website.

  • Online video stars mobilize for U.S. net neutrality Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Aug 20- Online video personalities are joining together to advocate for equal treatment of Internet traffic, aiming to stop the U.S. government from allowing what they worry will be fast and slow lanes for delivering content.

  • Why America has a shortage of truck drivers Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Truck drivers navigate a rain-covered highway on the outskirts of Chicago, in Hinsdale, Ill.

    The U.S. has more available trucking jobs than qualified drivers, as older workers retire. Inside the labor shortfall.

  • Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 10:10 AM ET
    The Apple logo is displayed at the Upper West Side Apple store in New York.

    Apple's stock touched a new high, reflecting renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit competition and expand the technological hit factory.

  • B&N, Samsung unveil reading-focused Nook tablet Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:56 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Barnes& Noble and Samsung unveiled a new reading-focused tablet that will replace the bookseller's own Nook tablets. The move had been expected since Barnes& Noble said in June it would team up with Samsung to release co-branded Nook tablets in August.

  • Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

  • Why Wall Street is betting on infrastructure fixes Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    Big investors are shaping transportation in 2039 by betting on relatively boring fixes to bridges, airports and roads.

  • *Tension brewing between CEO Guerra and Luxottica founder-sources. MILAN, Aug 20- Luxottica, maker of Ray-Ban and Persol sunglasses, could part ways with Chief Executive Andrea Guerra due to disagreements over strategy with founder and chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio, according to sources close to the matter.